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tangible
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
capable of being touched, or easily understood so there is no question of its value or reality
  • It was a tangible affirmation of his greatness.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (50% in)
  • Tim Davis was the tall, blond boy at the next table, whom Keating had noticed long ago, because he had known, with no tangible evidence, but with certainty, as Keating always knew such things, that this was the favored draftsman of the office.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (20% in)
  • When he wrote this, he managed to convey—with no tangible break in the detached calm of his style—that the words now seen in ordered print had been blurred in manuscript by a hand unsteady with emotion.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (16% in)
  • Only the inexplicable frightened Keating, particularly when the inexplicable lay, not in tangible facts, but in that causeless feeling of dread within him.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (39% in)
  • The Council of American Builders met once a month and engaged in no tangible activity, beyond listening to speeches and sipping an inferior brand of root beer.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (96% in)
  • Don't ask me how I came to feel it—it was nothing tangible, just little things you said.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (39% in)
  • He could not imagine what material property Toohey could wish to send him; he had expected something less tangible—a small envelope containing a hint at some sort of blackmail; so many people had tried to blackmail him so unsuccessfully; he did think Toohey would have more sense than that.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (93% in)
  • It would be preferable to give up something less tangible.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (83% in)
  • She felt the silk of her dress clinging to her legs, and it served as a tangible purpose of flight, to push against that, to tear past that barrier as fast as she could.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (84% in)
  • The "Yes, Mr. Wynand," that had always answered his orders without a moment's cut between the last syllable of his voice and the first letter of the answer, now came late, and the pause had a tangible shape, so that the answer sounded like a sentence not followed but preceded by a question mark.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (80% in)
  • But when there's no tangible purpose, you'd better watch closely.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (27% in)
  • The fear of which they thought was not the normal kind, not a response to a tangible danger, but the chronic, unconfessed fear in which they all lived.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (27% in)

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